Tenor William "Bill" Dwyer is a native Chicagoan and an alumnus of Illinois Wesleyan University and Northwestern University. A classically-trained singer, William feels equally at home performing opera and operetta, as well as musical theater.
William is currently a featured artist with Haymarket Opera. His other, most recent, credits include Mitch in Yank! (Pride) and John Henry Wheeler in Do Re Mi (Porchlight). Other notable credits include Freddy in My Fair Lady, Camille in The Merry Widow (Light Opera Works), and Sumeida in Sumeida’s Song (Third Eye Ensemble).
Bill performed several roles as an apprentice artist with Chicago Opera Theater, including Captain Lawson in Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, The Solider in Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis and First Vagabond in Orff's The Clever One. He also performed as an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, and Opera North, and was a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera.
In additional to his work on the stage, William can be heard weekly as a cantor at Old St. Patrick’s Church in the heart of Chicago.